The FounDušan at Rock The Bear

by Dan Nedelko on June 10, 2013

After many months of work June 9th was the day the entire team at The Dušan Nedelko Foundation had been eagerly planning for and looking forward to: Rock The Bear at Whistle Bear in Cambridge had finally arrived.

The event began on a beautiful sunny June 9th, which was lucky because the Saturday before cool and rainy, as I’m writing this on Monday June 10th it’s also cool and rainy. So we got lucky or we were blessed, take your pick. June 9th arrived and we were basking under clear blue skies and 24 degree temperatures, really one of the first true warm days we’ve had so far this spring!

The day was a blur of excitement, music, sports and memories none of us will soon forget. I really need to acknowledge our amazing team of volunteers who went above and beyond, the following individuals are wonderful friends and great supporters of our humble little Foundation, without all of you we would not be able to touch the lives of some amazing youth.

Watch the crowd at Rock The Bear in a moment of Loudness!

In no particular order of awesome (they are all equally infinitely awesome!), our team was: Lisa Reaume, Jamie Reaume, Myriam Mullin, Trudy Windsor, Cathy Fitzgerald, Peter Fitzgerald, Katie Vaillancourt, Al Vaillancourt, Jennifer Franklin, Tanya Monok, Paige Kraft, David Trafford and Hanna Trafford.

There were 5000 incredible attendees at the event and we also had the opportunity to raise $3297 through generous parking donations. We’re excited to share these proceeds with our friends at Head Strong; Fanelli 4 Brain Injury Awareness: a program designed to raise awareness about brain injuries.

On another note, the crowd was incredible, often at large events it’s tough to get the attention of so many people at once. Not at Rock The Bear!

The crowd was right with us to hear a bit about the Foundation, took part in our general moment of loudness and we had one of the best “I’m at!” cheers ever, 5000 people yelling “I’m at Rock The Bear” at the same time is enough to send shivers up my spine in a very good way!

Thanks very much to my friends, family and the entire team for providing me with these unforgettable memories. You’re all very special.

Enjoy!

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